Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Signed by 7 Knights Cross recipients
Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross ~ RAF Awards Series ~ RAF (DM) 19
Major Erwin Fischer
Flew Do17, He111, Ju88, Me110, Poland, Battles of France & Britain, Malta & North Africa
The only reconnaissance pilot to receive this award
Hauptmann Wilhelm Johnen
Night fighter ace with over 34 victories. Author of ‘Duel Under the Stars’
Oberstleutenant Bernhard Jope
Fw200 Kondor pilot. Kommodore KG100 and KG30
Generalmajor Freidrich Kless
Commanded He 111 Gruppe in the Battle of Britain
Major Friedrich Lang
Flew 1000 missions in the Ju87 Stuka in Poland & France
Oberleutenant Gunther Seeger
Me 109 pilot in the Battle of Britain, ending the war with 56 victories
Major Gerhard Schopfel
Commanded III/JG26 in the Battle of Britain. He flew 700+ missions and had 40 victories
This cover is part of the DM Medal series of 19 flown covers illustrating the principal honours, decorations and campaign medals which have been awarded to members of the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force Regiment, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm.
This Knights Cross cover was the last in the series and added in 1987 to mark the cordial post-war relationship between the RAF and Luftwaffe within NATO and the many personal friendships now established between former combatants.
Each cover which measures a large 32cm x 23cm carries the signatures of seven airmen, whose gallantry or leadership in the service of their country, has been recognised by the award shown. There is an illustration of the KC printed on silk and fixed to the cover.
It was flown in a German Army Sikorsky CH-53G and signed by the crew.
A Fine condition cover complete with inserts.
Certified and signed to the reverse by Hans Rossbach, this is number 301/692